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Winderlea Pinot Noir Estate Reserve 09


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Winderlea Vineyard


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2009 - Wine Advocate 92 points - The 2009 Pinot Noir Winderlea Vineyard Reserve spent 10 months in 40% new French oak. It sports a similar aromatic and flavor profile to the regular cuvee but with slightly more depth, concentration, and aging potential.

Transplanted Bostonians Bill Sweat and Donna Morris had the good sense to hire Robert Brittan (for more see Brittan Vineyards) to make their wines from one of the Willamette Valley's finest terroirs. I inexplicably missed the Winderlea 2008s so they are included along with the superb 2009s. - Jay Miller

2008 Vintage Tasting Notes

2008 - Wine Advocate - The 2008 Pinot Noir Winderlea Vineyard Reserve is a barrel selection of the estate fruit that spent 11 months in 38% new French oak. Similar to the Estate cuvee but more structured, it is a rich, layered, plush offering that will benefit from 3-4 years of additional cellaring with a drinking window extending from 2014 to 2023+. - Jay Miller

2006 Vintage Tasting Notes

2006 - Wine Advocate 90 points - The Winderlea Vineyard Inaugural Reserve Pinot noir 06 is the winery's reserve offering. A combination of fruit from Ana Vineyard and Weber Vineyard, it's a big, rounded Pinot. A blend of the best barrels of the vintage, it is 100% Pommard clone fruit.

The same spicy wild rose character present in the Winderlea Ana Vineyard 06 is present here, accompanied by scents of black cherry, pie spice, and a hint of citrus that lifts the wine. Sweet red fruit, red cherry, bing cherry, red plum, and dried cherry flavors combine in this supple and velvety smooth wine. It is a wine that is immediately likeable, showing the best of the Pommard clone's sweet cherry character. The finish features well integrated, fine tannins, more cherry fruit, sweet pie spice, and a hint of roses. Balanced acidity levels maintain freshness in a hot vintage and refreshes the palate with each sip. - Pierre Rovani

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